Monday, April 11, 2011

3d Mini Quilt.

The Mini quilt swap that I have just completed was to make it in 3d. This is what I made my partner Wendi. As Wendi has now received it I can show you . I wanted to do something different by using stamping onto material and then doing quilting around the stamp design. I chose the 'Crafty Indivuals' stamp CI - 234 and just kept restamping elements of the stamp onto the background to build up the picture I wanted. Then added in a painted circle for the sun using distressed ink.
I then started to build the picture up by applying to another piece of the backing fabric and quilting the bird cage, stuffing with cotton wool to achieve the 3d effect. Beads were added to the bottom of the cage and felt leaves attached randomly to the trees.



I then attached to wadding material and added the back piece of the quilt and added the binding around the edge.


Here you can see a close up of the top of the quilt showing the little buttons attached to the branches.


And a close up of the bottom showing the shrink plastic bluebird I made (I drew a bird onto shrink plastic cut out and coloured in using water colour pencils.Made a hole using my crop 'o' dile to attach with and then shrunk to 7 x's smaller with a heat gun.) Yellow buttons finished it off.


Here it is completed. Wendi said her home was mostly decorated blue , yellow and wood tones

so hope I got it right. Nearly forgot!!

Here is the back showing the quilted and beaded butterfly



I am entering this into the following.
1st Unique Gifts: HandmadeMondays. Creative Belli: Sewing Seamstress. Secret Crafter: Our Feathered Friends.


25 comments:

Sherry Edwards said...

This is fabulous, so arty - I love, love, love it!!

Wendy said...

It's so pretty and I'm sure she loves it!

Thanks for taking part in HM x

Cauliflower Cupcake said...

I love this - I think I have the stamps you've used - makes me want to go play with them now! I used to do quilting and loved it - I was making a quilt for our bed and had made about 16 squares (it took me nearly a year!) We then got 2 little kittens and I had forgotten about my quilt blocks. When I eventually went back to them I found the kittens had used the bag of quilted blocks as a litter tray!!!!!! So, I chucked it all!!! (I think I had gone off the colour scheme anyway to be honest!!!!) I'm sure your friend Wendi will LOVE it.
Happy Monday
Rebecca x

Susie said...

That is so impressive!

Kat Shenton said...

Wow, I wish I could make something like that. What a great talent! I can't wait to see more.

Margreet said...

what a beautiful creation Mrs. A....you're such a talented lady...Wendi will love it very much!
xxx Margreet

Ali said...

That looks beautiful xx

PuppyFly Boutique said...

It's lovely - I really like the little bird and the gold buttons. Anna x

cj said...

That is absolutely beautiful! So much work has gone into it. I'm sure Wendi will cherish it

Faye said...

Wow, wow, wow! And I love the little bluebird. Very nice indeedy. xxx

Leanne said...

Not been here for long. I see many lovely creations. There's something for you on my blog.

oneoff said...

Very delicate and beautiful. How lovely.

Bx

madewithloveuk said...

Gorgeous, thanks for sharing with us x

dreamstar said...

What a great post. Good to see each part and your explanation of how it was produced. The end result looks fab too. Really impressive, well done.

Suzanne said...

Such a lot of intricate work and great detail. Truly wonderful.
Hugs Sue x

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wow- I love your project- I love that you described it so well too! Thanks for joining us at the Belli Challenge!

Carolee Crafts said...

So pretty and I am sure your friend will love it

Susan Allan said...

Really beautiful. So much detail even on the back...think I'll make a quilt...long time since I have.
It's a lovely inspitrational piece, thanks for inspiring me.
Sue xx

Ros Made Me said...

Ooh, I do love mini quilts!

Polly Polkadot said...

I just don't have the patience, but I love the result!

Dezinaworld said...

such a pretty project ! Lovely design i want one! lol

Hugs June

Terry Oulboub said...

This is gorgeous, Mrs. A. I really love the quilt things - they are so lovely and you put so much creativity behind it. The birdcage with it's beads and the lovely bird - really a wonderful swap treasure for Wendi who will love it! And to think Jam has been there watching; how groovy to be around so much talent!

Picto said...

That is really lovely, very pretty, quilting gives such a lovely effect, especially in the fabrics you've used. Love the butterfly on the back.

Jan x

Little Harriet said...

I love the square buttons.Such a lovely piece.

LH

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Fabby quilt

Thanks for joining "Our feathered friends" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x